The Trump Administration Has Criminalized the Iranian Economy

by Tyler Cullis The Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” strategy with respect to Iran is predicated on placing Iran’s economy in perpetual isolation. A not-insignificant part of that effort has involved designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)—Iran’s premier military outfit—as… Continue Reading

Patrick Kennedy Paid $25K To Speak At Rally For Controversial Iranian MEK Group

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress By Ali Gharib and Zaid Jilani Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) told ThinkProgress he was paid $25,000 to speak at a rally to remove a controversial Iranian exiled opposition group from the U.S.… Continue Reading

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for November 5, 2010. Foreign Policy: Josh Rogin, writing on Foreign Policy’s The Cable blog, reports that Heritage Action for America, the lobbying arms of the conservative Heritage Foundation, is sending out mailers… Continue Reading

U.S. Labels Iranian rebel group ‘terrorists’ ahead of talks

In a move on Wednesday that some analysts consider a concession to Iran ahead of the upcoming negotiations on its nuclear program, the U.S. State Department labeled the Iranian Sunni militant group, Jundullah, a “Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of… Continue Reading